I set out this morning for my weekly 3 mile Walk/Run intervals. Just past the halfway mark, I started to feel odd, not exactly chest pain but very stiff and oddly uncomfortable in my middle sections. So I started doing the run circuits a littl... Read more
Yes, I believe every minute of exercise counts
Many feel that if they don't have an hour or two, or even 30 minutes, to do a workout then they shouldn't even bother. Certainly, one is going to burn more calories in a longer session but if you can't fit it in, you can't fit in!
Ideall... Read more
When to start?
Start now. Don't delay. Did you just turn 55? about to turn 30? barely started at 21? already 65 or looking at 80? It is not too late to take those steps. It is never too late. Start this very moment. Plan that healthful meal, take that wa... Read more
Re-evaluating the Problem: Too Hard?
After so many little starts on this weight journey that turn themselves around as a re-gain a week or two later, I found myself re-evaluating the real issue this morning. Is it indeed too hard to lose weight? too hard to know how to proceed? to... Read more
A Will and Ice Skates
Let me begin by stating that no, I did not inherit a pair of skates. Rather, I am speaking of the will that lives inside of me. That will keeps me going. It's what makes me return to work each day to a challenging and demanding management job... Read more
It's 8 lbs!
Yep, it's 8 lbs but it ain't no baby and it ain't no baby fat.
So I need to lose 8 lbs and I'd like to have it off by, say, umm, next week! Please! No? Right there on that package of raspberry ketones, it says "lose a pound a day". It'... Read more
Mama's Sugar Blues
Although I reached my goal a year and a half ago, I have gained a few pounds back. Sugar is one of the enemies. Not only does it add too many empty carbohydrates to my diet (way of eating) but after many years, I have finally realized it is th... Read more
I reached my goal!
It took me 4 years but I finally reached my goal! I first joined Sparkpeople in Jan '06 at 164 lbs. I had just lost 14 lbs having reached my all-time high weight of 178 just a few months before in Nov '05. Twice I got down to just below 150 but ... Read more
Working on the last 10...
I started my weight loss journey over 4 years ago with 49 pounds to lose in order to reach my ideal goal. This past year, I've told myself (and others) that I would be quite content if I only lost 38 of those pounds but I seemed to hit a groove ... Read more
Prayers needed, please...
I have some momentous events happening these first few days of the week and would appreciate prayer for some huge decisions I must make that will affect the future of my daughter and me. Please pray that fairness towards us will prevail, and tha... Read more
My 100-calorie Snack
I discovered this by chance when logging my food intake after a very long hiatus. Anyway, when I logged in a snack I had concocted, lo and behold, it was 100 calories! LOL, so this is it, a healthy version of a crisped rice cereal treat.
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Last day of June and I made my goal for this month!
Finally, back under 150 again! I did reach this same point last June, and the June before, too, but that's the past... Now I am working towards the next goal: 140.... Read more
Walk, walk, walk...
Well, I'm starting this blog with a great big sigh. Y'know, I never meant to go this long without blogging. I don't know what's got into me but I am still trying to get this weight off. I choose healthy & wholesome foods most of the time, dri... Read more
Arizonans: 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research
Here's a great way to get some exercise while helping pancreatic cancer research. The following info is from their brochure:
"Sunday, November 2, 2008 | Kiwanis Park - Tempe, Arizona (Baseline Road Entrance)
FACTS ABOUT PANCREATIC CAN... Read more
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My Tessie has cancer
Tessie is our 13 yr old Golden Retriever. The pic shows her about 5 years ago on a camping trip up in Idaho. I took her to the vet because her arthritic leg seems to be causing her more pain lately; also, she's developed so many lumps all over... Read more